Watch the Webinar – Ocean and Climate Ambition from COP25 to COP26 and Beyond. International Partnership on MPAs, Biodiversity and Climate Change

On Tuesday, June 29, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT, the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, in partnership with the Wilson Center, Mission Blue, and the Chilean Embassy in the United States, held a public discussion on the importance of the ocean in climate change and biodiversity negotiations. This event also marked the launch of the International Partnership on MPAs, Biodiversity, and Climate Change, an alliance between ministries and marine protected area agencies from Chile, Costa Rica, France, United Kingdom, and the United States to dramatically scale up ocean and climate action during this decisive decade.

In English

In Spanish


Welcome remarks

Margaret Jackson

Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Opening remarks

Carolina Schmidt

Minister of Environment – COP25 President
Government of Chile

Panel discussion

Andrea Meza

Minister of Environment and Energy
Government of Costa Rica

Stéphane Crouzat
French Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations
Government of France

Paul M. Scholz
Acting Deputy Assistant AdministratorNational Ocean Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Dan Laffoley
Marine Vice Chair
International Union for Conservation of Nature/Mission Blue

Closing remarks

Dr. Gemma Harper
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Joint Nature Conservation Committee